Is this a Welsummer and a Dominique?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kellykate, May 18, 2010.

  1. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I am thinking I have a Welsummer and a Dominique --but not positive! These came from MPC's assorted standards. Thanks [​IMG]

    Options for this little lady are: Welsummer, Speckled Sussex or Brown Leghorn. I'm leaning toward Welsummer but again --not sure! Would love any help!
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    And I think this is a Dom right? Because it has what appears to be a pea comb vs. the Barred Rock's single comb? Not sure?
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  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you cant really tell from the comb of number two you should be able to tell for certain when she starts to feather out...a BR's pattern is more linear, while a DOM's pattern is more"checkerboard" and sporadic........then again that could just me my 4 birds though ( 2 BR 5 week old and 2 DOM 1 yr)
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    The Welsummer chick is too young....have to wait awhile for the development of the earlobes. If they are white, they are Leghorns, if not, they are Welsummers. And the Leghorn combs will flop over when they get matured.
     
  4. hennyjenn

    hennyjenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the feet of the first chick are too light to be a welsummer. Probably a speckled sussex.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Most if not all hatchery Barred Rocks have the Cuckoo pattern just like a Dominique...

    The bird in question is a Dominique... (It has a Rose Comb)


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  6. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guess it is just my 4 then
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think your first one is a Speckled Sussex. And the 2nd is a Dominique (with a rose comb)
     
  8. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yippee Doms are one of my favs - so I had my fingers crossed I was reading all the clues right! And I like the way SS look so that would be great too --I would also love the Welsummer's darker eggs and even the Brown Leghorn would be fine --lots of white eggs who could complain- so I guess I can't go wrong with any of the options! Thanks so much for all your help! [​IMG]
     
  9. hennyjenn

    hennyjenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And my three (though they have been rehomed now).
     
  10. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On that first one...if it is a Speckled Sussex, when it starts to feather out, you will see white feathers on it's chest. I have some that are about 5wks right now and I thought it was the weirdest thing to be such a dark chick but grow white feathers. Just a bit of help. Good luck with your babies [​IMG]
     

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